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newman begins his sixth week in custody, new details are emerging that explain why the north koreans are singling him out and are not letting him return home. our report from our chief foreign correspondent, andrea mitchell. >> reporter: merrill newman, seen in these images broadcast over the state-run tv, was according to friends in his former combat unit, one of the leaders of an elite team fighting in the korean war. in fact, when the 85-year-old veteran was pulled off a plane he was planning to go to south korea and reunite with some of his former troops who were waiting for him there. one said i wouldn't go there, north korea would think i was a spy or something. a friend from that unit, allen hedges, told us he believes that is why newman is being held. >> the charges are false, i'll tell you that. i was there with him. we never killed anybody or anything and we never advocated killing. >> reporter: after six weeks, newman was seen signing an alleged apology for his actions during the war, but there is no way of verifying the so-called confession or under what circumstances new
. >>> the american veteran detained in north korea is heading home. newman arrived last night night hours after his release. he is expected to land in his hometown of san francisco right around noon. newman was traveling on a tourist visa when he boarded the plane to return home, he was taken off the flight and accused of hostile acts. he spoke at the airport. >> i appreciate the tolerance that the government has given to me to be on my way. >> and how do you feel now? >> i feel good. >> ian williams is in beijing. how did newman's release come about? >> good morning, alex. joe biden was asked precisely that question while he was in south korea today where he's been looking at the north at the dmz. he said he played no direct role. and he said he had no idea why merrill was released today. north korea said the reason was because of his ill health and because of his age. they also said that he had apologized for his supposed crimes during the korean war. of course newman, we believe, trained south korean guerrillas. a week ago we saw him on television in the north reading what was described as a con
the korean war. former members of that group were expecting to meet merrell newman at the airport when he learned of his detention. newman was arrested more than a month ago, moments before his plane was scheduled to take off. he served there the korean war, and authorities say they are holding him there to investigate war crimes. he was shown on north korean t.v. reading what korean officials said was an apology, the u.s. calling for his immediate release. >> a french team investigating the test of former palestinian leader says he was not poisoned but dies of a brain hemorrhage. the finding co tradition a swiss study that al jazeera reporting on. reggers say they found high levels of the radio active element polonium 210 in statutes of his ribs and hips. the widow disagrees with the findings. can plant to what extent i'm upset by these contradictions regarding the best experts on the matter. what should one think? the french findings bring little closure nearly ten years after his death. there's a major change in the way the taye government is handling the on going protests. and allow t
to newman over the weekend. he was in a hotel. he confirmed he was in good health, being fed, getting his medicines. he's appealing for release as well as other detained u.s. citizens. former ambassador to the united nations bill richardson negotiated release of several americans held in north korea. good to see you, governor. thanks for being with us. first of all, what is your sense seeing the so-called apology, confession, whatever you want to call what they allegedly had, now that that has been done and swedish ambassador has seen him, he's not gone to a prison, in a hotel, are you hopeful this could be the first step towards releasing mr. newman? >> well, in the past with kim jong-un's father, i would have been hopeful. with this new leader, it's uncertain what they are going to do next. it's totally unpredictable. it's bizarre how they treated mr. newman. they took him out of an airplane. he was heading home. he was there legitimately. now he's incarcerated with kenneth bay, the other american detainee. he was in north korea and an american envoy was going to take him out but then t
north korea state news agency announced the country deported merrill newman. authorities arrested him october 26th. last week north korea released a video claiming newman apologized for climb krooims committed during the korean war. >> newman belonged to a secret military group and aided guerrill during the war. no word when he is returning in the united states but he is leaving north korea. >> good evening. >> we'll talk about the weather. the next wave of weather was enough moisture and freezing air to turn mountain tops white with snow. here you can see that snow has accumulated today along highway 29 where the plows have been dispatched there is more still to come. the cold front moves south. north, highway 101 has been closed because of snow and estimated time so far on when it might reopen. and here you can see the plates that forms on a windshield. here is video sent to you report showing how some species thrive in this weather. a humming bird taking a very cold shower. take a look at what's happening now with spencer christian. a new winter storm alert
85-year-old u.s. war veteran merrill newman is set to arrive any moment. newman was pull fred a plane in october for alleged possible act during the korean war. we'll have the latest on his homecoming at the top of the hour. >>> cold weather in the wake of deadly winter storm still causing major winter problems in the midwest, trying to clear ice off the roadways. what's worse is a second storm is now moving in from the west. that could spell big trouble for the east coast tomorrow. >>> on tuesday, secretary of state don cherry is preparing questions for members of congress over the new iran bill. more on these and the rest of your top stories. coming up at the top of the hour, less than ten minutes away. stay with us. >>> 11-year-old madison root from oregon giving a lesson about makers versus takers this holiday season. let's let her explain what happened. >> i was selling my mistletoe downtown next to skid more fountain for my braces. then a park patrol officer approached us and he said that we could not sell mistletoe within 250 feet of the park. we asked him about the people next
85-year-old newman. he has been detained for over a month after he was pulled from a jet liner was a he was leaving korea after a 10-day tour. i am joined by jordan chain and the author of "nuclear showdown: north korea takes on the world ". number 2, married to kim lu kim lun yun's ant, also a pour in her own right. has he been removed from power? >> i think that he has because he hasn't been seen in public since november 6th. that would be very unusual if he indeed were not purged. there have been a number of other indications that he actually has been removed from power. so i think that these stories are pretty much on the mark. >> what does this rule from power, if that's what happened here, what does it say about the power struggles in north korea? is this basically just kim june un trying to take role? >> most people say this shows the regime is stable. if kim jung un didn't feel confident, he wouldn't have removed his number 1 power backer. this is a dangerous time for north korea. the reasons is that period of success, going from the father to the current ruler, the rea
. >> alexandra, thanks for that. >>. >> it will be quite a party when merrill newman's team touches down in san francisco. north korea freed the 85-year-old veteran last night after holding him for more than a month. authorities pulled him away from his organized tour group on october 26th and accused him of hostile acts. newman served in the korean war. north korean media recently aired what it called newman's apology. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance that dprk government has given to me to be on my way. >> how do you feel now? >> feel good. feel good. >> what do you want to do, first thing? >> first thing, what would you like to do? >> go home and see my wife. >> i'm sure she's glad to hear that. that was not the apology. that's newman at an airport in beijing on his route back to california. also, another american, kenneth b bae, held in north korea for about 13 months. his relatives released a statement. here's part of it. they're hoping for a joyous reunion this holiday season. >>> and saying farewell to a man that many call a moral giant, a figure for the
, part of his asian tour offered newman home a flight home on air force two but he newman declined. >>> and sitting in a korean jail after more than a year in captivity. >>> and new video this morning appearing to show two men stealing parts from the porsch porsche's paul walker died in. one of those men 18-year-old jamison witty, posted these photos bragging about the grab. in jail on $20,000 bond. the other man is expected to turn himself in soon. >>> taking a live look at south pfrica where the loss of nelson mandela continuiecontinues. president obama along with president bush and clinton will head to africa for the funeral. mandela died thursday at the age of 95 after a long battle with a lung infection. >>> the grammy nominations are out. justin timberlake and rapper jay-z lead the pack. song of the year, and best new artist is this man. performs at last night's nominations. ♪ say i never failed ♪ >> ooh! 17-year-old newcomer and bruno mars nominations. the 56 awards show airs january 26th. >>> you dancing along? >> shows you how out of touch i am with the kids. >> not me
newman of palo alto who has been detained for more than a month in north korea. during the korean war, mr. newman led a unit of guerrilla fighters. mr. newman reportedly reached out to surviving members of his former unit before his trip and planned to meet some of them in south korea. this new information comes after north korea released video of newman apologizing for war crimes committed during the korean war. >>> also new this morning, vice president joe biden is in china. second stop of his week-long trip to asia. here's some new video of the vice president meeting with china's vice president. he also met with china's president. one area of tension between the two nations, china's recent declaration of a new air defense zone over disputed islands in the south china sea. both the u.s. and japan have refused to recognize china's declaration. >>> it is 7:15. former santa clara county supervisor george shirikawa is scheduled to appear in court on suspicion of campaign mail fraud. he was sentenced for a year in jail for misusing public money. this afternoon, he faces an additional fell no
-old american veteran merrill newman. newman arrived at san francisco international airport about two hours ago to applause. he was holding his wife's hand. the north korean government released newman late last night. they'd been holding him in the country since october. as you might imagine, newman says he is thrilled to be home. >> it's been a great homecoming. and i'm tired but ready to be with my family now. thank you all for the support we got and very much appreciate it. >> noelle walker is at san francisco international airport. what more do we know about the circumstances that led to merrill newman's release? >> reporter: we know very few things. we know that north korea released him because of his age. he's 85 years old. and because of his health. early into him being held, his family was able to get some medication to him. medication that he needed. so we know that he has a health condition, that his family was concerned about. they certainly have to be very relieved to see him back here today, craig. >> what did he say his first order of business was going to be? >> reporter: somethi
's according to a swedish diplomat who visited him. merrill newman was taken captive more tan a month ago as he was about to take off on his plane after a tourist visit. authorities say they are holding him to investigate war crimes. he was shown on north korean television, reading what korean officials said was an apology. the u.s. is calling for his release. >> pope francis is urging catholics to pray for those with aids. the pontiff addressed a crowd at st peter's square, which is world aids day. >> for 30 years peter has been living with h.i.v. >> i'm used to it. >> his prognosis is good. >> h.i.v. is not a death sentence, but a life innocence. we have it for life and concern ourselves with living, not dying. >> the autolook was bleaker in the "80, in 1981 magic johnson announced he was h.i.v. positive. many assumed it would kill him. he's going strong today. >> now when a person is diagnosed with h.i.v. access to health care, housing and good nutrition, they can live a near-normal life span. >> a million americans are infected. diagnosing and treating infections early can control the viru
in nort north korea n good condition. merrill newman was arrested more than a month ago just as he was about to take leave on an airline liner. he served in the korean war and they are holding him to investigate war crimes. they show him reading what they say is an apology. the u.s. is calling for his immediate release. >> why a new distillery opened up shot in detroit. that and much more when al jazeera america returns. power of the people until we restore our freedoms and r >> welcome back to al jazeera america. here are today's headlines. thousands of new york city commuters had to find other ways to get to new york this morning after a train derailed just outside of manhattan. investigators have recovered the train's data recorders to determine the cause of the accident that left four people dead and others injured. the obama administration said they have fixed the let car heae healthcare.gov website. it's cyber monday. millions will be clicking the mouse to grab major deals on the internet. and many americans already shopping on the job. >>> the popularity of locally brewed l
press said former members of the group were to meet newman at the airport. he served in this the korean war, and authorities say they are holding him to investigate war crimes. he was shown on north korean tv reading what north korean officials say was an apology. >>> vice president joe biden says he is concerned about china's expansion of the air defense zone in the east china sea biden told japanese leaders the u.s. will stay committed to their alliance. stephanie is in tokyo. >> reporter: the u.s. vice president has offered words of reassurance to japan on tuesday. he says he is deep concerned about china's actions. nobody is quite sure what it means, but obviously there is a grave risk of some kind of accident between aircraft from the chinese side and japanese side. and the fact that joe biden has come out so strongly in support of japan should serve as a message to china. he said there is nothing worse than an intentional war, than an unintentional one. and that reflects the gave concerns people have between accidents between aircraft from different nations. >>> tensions are risin
television apologizing for his role in the korean war. some former burr relationship wills say newman supervised -- guerrillas say newman remembers him as an american lieutenant who provided food and weapons but largely left the fighting to them. they are also questioning his decision to visit north korea where the guerrilla group is still considered some of the most feared and hated fighters of the war. >>> only on 2 tonight. a look ahead to who may be running in the next presidential election. california voters were asked about possible republican presidential candidates, and they appear to have a clear favorite, new jersey governor chris christie. he is on top with 47% voters who responded to the poll saying they have a favorable view of him. that compares to 29% favorable for bush, the former governor from florida and 24% for texas senator ted cruz. >>> a federal judge has cleared the way for cash-strapped detroit to become the largest city in the united states to qualify for bankruptcy. detroit is more than $18 billion in debt. under today's ruling, detroit would be allowed to se
made it home. 85-year-old newman spent six weeks of detention in a comfortable hotel. he says he ate well and was bored at times. newman was detained during the ten day visit to north korea. he was freed friday after reading the apology for his you service during the korean war. >>> los angeles times says many attended the memorial for paul walker. walker was the star of "fast & furious" movies. he was k >>> that cold arctic air continues to settle in over the bay area, at least a couple more days here before we start to warm things up. as we look out over the golden gate bridge, mostly clear skies now and going the stay that way all day long, but the temperatures are going to be chilly. by the afternoon, highs expected in the upper 40s and the low 50s. cold temperatures continuing today. and maybe tomorrow morning as well. and then we will watch the temperatures m.d. rating and maybe 60s by wednesday. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by macy's. >>> a massi >>> a massive show of security as south africa plans the farewell to nels
than a year, and merle newman. he is the 85-year-old korean war vet who was seized in october at the end of a tour of the country. he was seen on state television this past weekend delivering what appeared to pretty much every expert to be a forced apology. now, clearly neither his case nor that of kenneth bay are likely to be helped best the ongoing political in-fighting in north korea. listen to gordon chang again. >> it's clear that the political sensitivities in pyongyang have been heightened. nobody is going to want to make that decision because that decision can be criticized and and when people are being executed, everybody plays it safe. >> so as long as this fighting go on, the agony is likely to go on for the families. >> and longer term, how do we deal with this dictator? we really don't know him yet. >> the problem is here, simply, the unpredictability. there's political infighting that makes everybody grab for power wherever they can, makes its far more difficult for hour diplomats to know what to do next. >> jonathan, thank you. compounding all of this. north kor
feared that newman was preparing to visit former members when he was detained. fresh investigators concluded that yasir arafat died of natural causes. although, they did find, higher than normal levels of the radio active element in his body. similar tests done by russia were inconclusive. all three were conducted after al jazeera obtained statutes of the clothes he wore shortly before his dead. his wife reacted to the french report just a short time ago in paris. what should one think? >> clayton swisher was the documentary maker whose investigated prompted his widow to request her husband's body be exhumed. and tested. tell us more, if you would, about the french investigation? >> as far as they are concern, the swiss remain the only game in town, they are hoping that the french court will allow them to aapproach the bench and present their findings alongside the french ones. their 180 page report, that we made public, they said that gas could not have caused those very high levels of polonium. and so -- now that the attorneys are started to look at who are the french experts inv
of an 85-year-old palo alto member being held in north korea. they were waiting for newman the day after he was forced off the plane. the 85-year-old was seen on state tv last weekend apologizing for alleged war time crimes in what was widely seen as coerced statement. >> detroit is now the largest american city to qualify for bankruptcy protection. a judge ruled it was insolvent and pension checks could be cut during a bankruptcy proceeding. the ruling after a nine-day trial and four months after the city filed for chapter nine bankruptcy protection. detroit will be allowed to search for a way to pay off debt. >> the big tuberculosis scare on the u.s. airways flight over the weekend turned out to be nothing. officials in arizona now say a man aboortd the flight expected of having tuberculosis negative the man was singled out. passengers were told they'd been exposeed and were advised to contact their physicians immediately. officials deny passengers had to seek medical care. >> vents are suspended at uc cancelled after a fourth student was diagnosed with meningitis. college students are pr
john boehner channeled his newman, what me, worry? approach to congressional deadlines. speaking before the break boehner seems completely nonplussed he provides over the least productive congress since world war ii. >> listen, we have a very divided country and a very divided government. i'm not going to sit here and underestimate the difficulty finding the common ground. there's not as much common ground here as there used to be. >> indeed. why find common ground when one party can spend all of its time railing against the president's health care law. with that the president will defend his signature achievement in a speech at 2:30 eastern. joining me georgetown university professor eric dyson, salon's editor-at-large joan walsh, "washington post" columnist jonathan capehart, former democratic congressman harold ford, jr. joining us from washington nbc's capitol hill correspondent luke russert. luke, i can't believe i'm saying the words government shut down and debt ceiling debacle once again, my friend. what are the chances that the two waring sides get together to pass a budget deal
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atlantic states later today. merrill newman arrived at san francisco airport yesterday after being held in north korea for several weeks. the 85-year-old korean war vet was touring the country when he was detained by north korean authorities. he says he is delighted to be home. ♪ >> jennifer of massachusetts nearly pulled off one of the world's biggest upset in bay route, lebanon placing third in the arabs got talent competition. not bad for a 23-year-old american who barely speaks any arabic. syrian das troupe cima took first prize. >> today's weather in a word, cold, arctic air has put the country in a deep-freeze, snow and icy rain could make it a mess as well. for most of us the cold and wet will continue for the next few days. >> i was riding -- >> osgood: hat, writer, director and actor ethan hawke. >> i just have been unavailable for the film career that i would have, that could have if that was my only focus. >> osgood: but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >> osgood: people across south africa and around the world as well are honoring nelson mandela. spontaneous and emotional outpourings as
of merrill newman told the press that he led a guerilla group in the korean war. it was one of the army's special forces units. veterans said it was hated and feared by north korea. merrill newman was pulled from an airliner six years ago after visiting north korea as a tour iment. >> an american man imprisoned in cuba is appealing for help. he was arrested in cuba whilst trying to set up an internet for the community. the only way he'll be released is with the president's help. the white house said it's trying to secure his relief. the president has engaged other figure to use their influence with cuba to promote the release. the cuban government made clear the importance that the united states places on his welfare. >> gross's wife said he lost a lot of weight and his hopes are fading. >>> according to research, for the first time in four decades a majority of americans say the u.s. is less powerful than it was a decade ago. 70% think the u.s. is less respected by other counties than in the past. moth of those polled 68% believe the u.s. military is the strongest in the world. u.s. an
details shedding light on why u.s. military vet merrill newman was detained in north korea. state media there releasing an e-mail apparently written by numten six months ago. in the e-mail he reaches out to surviving members of a once top secret guerrilla group newman trained during the korean war. he's been held for more than a month. >>> a fourth student at uc santa barbara has come down with meningitis. students there began getting sick about three weeks ago. one has had to have both legs amputated. the strain of meningitis is similar to the one that sickened eight students at princeton university. >>> kind of cool news here. singer billy joel will be a regular staple at madison square garden in new york city. kind of an unusual arrangement but joel struck a deal as the gard garden's first entertainment franchise. he'll have his own logo. he's set to play a show a month at msg for as long as fans want to hear him play. the run begins with four sold out shows starting in january of next year. apparently he told "usa today" that now he can kmut commute to and it takes out the schlepp f
that american veteran being held captive in north korea. turns out that 85-year-old merrill newman was part of a special forces unit that trained a secret guerrilla group during the korean war. members of the group were waiting to reunite with newman in south korea, just before he was detained. >>> and a bizarre scene to show you from a safari lodge in central africa. although really not bizarre. that's where they live. >> yeah. >> not just an elephant in the room. try six. the herd apparently likes to -- >> that's a lobby? >> they say the herd likes to take a shortcut through the lodge after feeding on a nearby fruit tree. it's not a shortcut to them, it's just how you go. who decided to build this house in the middle of our cafeteria? i think is a better question. >>> and finally, imagine you buy a lottery ticket. >> yeah. >> and it's a $50 million winning lottery ticket. >> i'm in. >> and you have no idea because you lost the ticket. >> oh! question of the morning. should you still get the money? >> yes. >> that is what happened to this woman in canada. the money went unclaimed for a yea
in north korea for more than a month will finally be home. merrill newman arrived at beijing's airport last night hour after his release. now his relatives are at san francisco airport ready to welcome him back. he smoke with nbc at beijing's airport. >> appreciate the tolerance the dprk government has given to me to be on my way. >> reporter: how do you feel now? >> i feel good. >> his release coincides with haven't biden's trip to south korea. it's unclear what role if any the u.s. played in his release. >> in just a moment, the first statement from the family of any son mandela out a short time ago. >>> also, to tax or not to tax. what a recent supreme court decision could mean for how much you pay when you shop online. rs. i need more power. give me more power! [ mainframe ] located. ge deep-sea fuel technology. a 50,000-pound, ingeniously wired machine that optimizes raw data to help safely discover and maximize resources in extreme conditions. our current situation seems rather extreme. why can't we maximize our... ready. ♪ brilliant. let's get out of here. warp speed. ♪ so i dese
held captive in north korea since october. he is 85 years old. merrill newman back on u.s. soil and arriving in san francisco over the weekend. the guy looks booed, doesn't he? he was detained in north korea for a month after boarding a flight for the u.s. he was treated well and was forced to make a phony confession about committing war crimes during the korean war. 85. held captive. heather: there are two weeks left until americans have to sign up for obamacare or face a fine. two weeks. now officials say that they have fixed the site so that it's now working for the majority of americans including launching another updated homepage over the weekend, but the critics say the site is still riddled with problems. peter doocy live in washington with more. peter, how many consumers are still having problems with the site? >> reporter: heather, right now, it is about one in 10 but for all of october and november that error rate was about one in four, much higher, and much more complicated because that means a quarter of consumers that think they're all set to be covered by january 1
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